Sunday, May 21, 2017

RIP Jerry Catron

Times Herald Online
May 21, 2017

Jerry "Jack" Catron passed asleep in the Lord on May 6. Jack attended high school in Vallejo and served in the Korean War. Vocationally, he worked in the Motion Picture and Television Industry for over 50 years. He was a second-unit Director and Stuntman on Ben Hur, Lawrence of Arabia, Vertigo and scores of other classic movies. His National Geographic work on over 35 documentaries is distinguished.

He will be remembered for his humility and kindness and the premium he placed on living a life that honored his Savior Jesus Christ.

CATRON, Jerry (Jerry Aldridge Catron)
Born: 2/22/1932, Welch, West Virginia, U.S.A.
Died: 5/16/2017, Novato, California, U.S.A.

Jerry Catron’s westerns – actor, stuntman:
Thunder in the Sun – 1959
The Rough Riders (TV) – 1959 (Hiker)
Posse from Hell – 1961 (townsman)
Bat Masterson (TV) – 1961 (John Grant)
Whispering Smith (TV) – 1961 (Carruthers)
Lawman (TV) – 1962 (cowhand)
The Virginian (TV) – 1963 (prison guard)
Hostile Guns – 1967 (townsman)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1967 (victim)
Iron Horse (TV) – 1967 [stunts]
The Big Valley (TV) – 1967, 1968 (Bill, Norvil Stone, Bob Adams)
The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV) – 1967, 1968 (Al Burke, operator)


  1. Hello we were wondering where Jerry was buried as He is my wife's father's Uncle.

  2. Vacaville, CA has only one cemetery: Vacaville-Elmire Cemetery. 707 448-7206. Call them to verify Jerry is buried there.